I stayed home alone last evening while my family went to one of the parties. I really wanted to go, but it was that time of the month when a woman craves solitude, if you know what I mean. I really missed seeing everyone, but I really enjoyed my alone time too. It really had been a long time since my husband and all the kids had gone somewhere together leaving me home. Maybe a year. I was home with the dogs who apparently need to go out and in and out and in and out and in but I mostly ignored them and had my own little movie marathon, had a lovely bowl of ice cream with chocolate sauce on it and thoroughly enjoyed myself.